The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 12 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 300 204 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.29% 7.20% 5.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.95% 20.46% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 106 87
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £461 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £18.25 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £34.20 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1113 997 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.45% 35.20% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 551 623
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 52
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.93 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 110 £360 -4.00% 57
Cheshire +3 79 £375 +10.36% 33
Lancashire +4 67 £413 +28.90% 11
Merseyside -5 17 £400 +25.00% 11
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 198 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (28.46%) Spring
3 137 (26.35%) HTML
4 133 (25.58%) Oracle
5 122 (23.46%) JavaScript
6 116 (22.31%) XML
7 115 (22.12%) Linux
8 114 (21.92%) J2EE
9 109 (20.96%) Web Services
10 104 (20.00%) SQL
11 87 (16.73%) TDD
12 82 (15.77%) Hibernate
13 70 (13.46%) Finance
13 70 (13.46%) CSS
14 61 (11.73%) HTTP
15 58 (11.15%) Scrum
16 57 (10.96%) .NET
17 56 (10.77%) Tomcat
17 56 (10.77%) UNIX
18 55 (10.58%) Software Engineering
18 55 (10.58%) WebSphere
19 53 (10.19%) jQuery
19 53 (10.19%) Windows
19 53 (10.19%) XSLT
20 52 (10.00%) Security Cleared
21 51 (9.81%) MVC
21 51 (9.81%) REST
22 48 (9.23%) JSP
23 47 (9.04%) Java EE
23 47 (9.04%) Maven

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 56 (10.77%) Tomcat
2 55 (10.58%) WebSphere
3 25 (4.81%) JBoss
4 20 (3.85%) Apache
5 16 (3.08%) Node.js
6 15 (2.88%) WebLogic
6 15 (2.88%) Confluence
7 14 (2.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (2.50%) IIS
9 11 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.92%) nginx
10 10 (1.92%) Jetty
11 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.15%) Quickr
12 6 (1.15%) WebSphere Process Server
12 6 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.77%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.77%) Liferay
Applications
1 9 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.54%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.50%) ResourceLink
2 7 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.62%) SaaS
2 13 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.96%) PaaS
6 4 (0.77%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.58%) IaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Route 53
8 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.19%) Force.com
9 1 (0.19%) Taleo
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.73%) HTTP
2 14 (2.69%) FTP
3 12 (2.31%) DNS
4 11 (2.12%) Internet
4 11 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.73%) AMQP
6 8 (1.54%) SSH
6 8 (1.54%) SSL
6 8 (1.54%) HTTPS
7 6 (1.15%) DHCP
8 4 (0.77%) LAN
8 4 (0.77%) WAN
8 4 (0.77%) IPsec
9 3 (0.58%) Firewall
9 3 (0.58%) LDAP
10 2 (0.38%) MQTT
10 2 (0.38%) ATM
11 1 (0.19%) Intranet
11 1 (0.19%) DSL
11 1 (0.19%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.04%) Oracle Database
2 45 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.38%) MySQL
4 24 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.23%) SQL Server
6 21 (4.04%) RDBMS
6 21 (4.04%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (2.88%) Hazelcast
9 13 (2.50%) Neo4j
10 11 (2.12%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.73%) Big Data
12 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.35%) Redis
14 6 (1.15%) JasperReports
14 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.15%) DB2
15 4 (0.77%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.77%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 47 (9.04%) Maven
2 46 (8.85%) Eclipse
3 44 (8.46%) JUnit
4 27 (5.19%) Selenium
5 25 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 25 (4.81%) Subversion
5 25 (4.81%) Jenkins
6 24 (4.62%) JIRA
7 14 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.31%) Ant
9 10 (1.92%) Gradle
9 10 (1.92%) Hudson
10 7 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.35%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.96%) NetBeans
12 5 (0.96%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.96%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 70 (13.46%) Finance
2 35 (6.73%) Banking
3 11 (2.12%) Retail
4 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.15%) Advertising
7 5 (0.96%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.58%) Games
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
9 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 325 (62.50%) Developer
2 202 (38.85%) Java Developer
3 74 (14.23%) Architect
4 31 (5.96%) Senior Developer
5 24 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (4.42%) Technical Architect
7 20 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 19 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.46%) Consultant
10 17 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
11 14 (2.69%) J2EE Developer
12 13 (2.50%) Analyst
13 12 (2.31%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.12%) Web Developer
14 11 (2.12%) iOS Developer
15 10 (1.92%) Designer
15 10 (1.92%) Lead Developer
15 10 (1.92%) Tester
15 10 (1.92%) Integration Architect
16 9 (1.73%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (28.46%) Spring
2 137 (26.35%) HTML
3 116 (22.31%) XML
4 114 (21.92%) J2EE
5 109 (20.96%) Web Services
6 82 (15.77%) Hibernate
7 70 (13.46%) CSS
8 57 (10.96%) .NET
9 53 (10.19%) jQuery
9 53 (10.19%) XSLT
10 51 (9.81%) REST
11 48 (9.23%) JSP
12 47 (9.04%) Java EE
13 46 (8.85%) SOAP
13 46 (8.85%) JMS
14 41 (7.88%) Servlets
15 34 (6.54%) EJB
15 34 (6.54%) Spring MVC
16 33 (6.35%) JSON
16 33 (6.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.12%) Open Source
2 28 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.73%) User Experience
6 8 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.96%) Online Banking
9 5 (0.96%) Social Media
10 4 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.77%) Animation
11 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.58%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.58%) STB
11 3 (0.58%) PDA
11 3 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 115 (22.12%) Linux
2 56 (10.77%) UNIX
3 53 (10.19%) Windows
4 36 (6.92%) Android
5 33 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.65%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.31%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.54%) HPUX
10 7 (1.35%) Solaris
10 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.35%) CentOS
11 5 (0.96%) AIX
12 4 (0.77%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.58%) VMS
13 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.38%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (16.73%) TDD
3 58 (11.15%) Scrum
4 55 (10.58%) Software Engineering
5 51 (9.81%) MVC
6 45 (8.65%) OO
6 45 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (7.88%) Unit Testing
8 35 (6.73%) E-Commerce
9 33 (6.35%) BDD
10 32 (6.15%) SOA
11 30 (5.77%) Configuration Management
12 21 (4.04%) OOP
12 21 (4.04%) Web Design
12 21 (4.04%) DevOps
13 20 (3.85%) Waterfall
14 19 (3.65%) Mentoring
15 18 (3.46%) Responsive Web Design
16 16 (3.08%) Project Management
17 15 (2.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 122 (23.46%) JavaScript
2 104 (20.00%) SQL
3 40 (7.69%) Python
4 38 (7.31%) PL/SQL
5 35 (6.73%) Scala
6 33 (6.35%) C#
7 32 (6.15%) C++
8 29 (5.58%) PHP
9 25 (4.81%) XPath
10 24 (4.62%) Ruby
11 23 (4.42%) Perl
12 20 (3.85%) Shell Script
13 18 (3.46%) VBA
14 12 (2.31%) C
15 10 (1.92%) XQuery
15 10 (1.92%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.73%) Clojure
17 7 (1.35%) VB
18 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.85%) Degree
3 33 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.12%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.92%) ISEB
6 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.15%) HND
7 2 (0.38%) PhD
7 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.19%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.65%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.77%) Xen
3 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.38%) Varnish
3 2 (0.38%) GPFS
3 2 (0.38%) Docker
3 2 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.27%) Puppet
2 6 (1.15%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.58%) Nagios
3 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.58%) Ganglia
3 3 (0.58%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.58%) yum
4 2 (0.38%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.38%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.38%) Foglight
5 1 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 133 (25.58%) Oracle
2 41 (7.88%) Red Hat
3 33 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.58%) IBM
5 27 (5.19%) SAP
6 22 (4.23%) TIBCO
7 16 (3.08%) webMethods
8 14 (2.69%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.69%) Dell
8 14 (2.69%) Software AG
9 10 (1.92%) VMware
10 9 (1.73%) HP
11 7 (1.35%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.35%) Google
12 6 (1.15%) Sybase
12 6 (1.15%) Lotus
12 6 (1.15%) Citrix
13 5 (0.96%) Curam
14 4 (0.77%) Kony
14 4 (0.77%) Cognos
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £330 - £370 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £410 per day + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago